Some more work on the ledft console and aux console:
Started by adding a directional spotlight up on the rail and a light above the gear panel. It's not supposed to be there but I needed some light. The left console was much darker than the right one and I felt unbalanced, which in a sim is a bad feeling
Then the big news is the ongoing UCC beta test which brought a wonderful new item, the Osrams displays which fit perfectly the CMDS panel and displays Chaff&Flares counters.
The proto board is currently placed just below the modified C&F panel but will move into the CMDS from Mike as soon as I receive it
Here's a closup:
30 Lo 0 are fixed displays. But the chaff and flare counter (here showing 88 in a test session) are operational in F4 via the Shared memory - check the video below.
Also implemented are outputs for the go, no go, dispense rdy, ... lights.
Those will be implemented with leds and stencils in the CMDS.
The displays are interfaced on PCB #3 of the UCC devoted to chaff&flares & speedbrake indicator. It's a different PCB than the 3 other lightboards (PCB1, 2 and 4)
Talking about the speedbrake, it's interfaced as well.
Sharknoir started from his 4 leds idea to give life to the real speedbrake indicator through the UCC.
Last week I learned that the real one only showed no power, CLOSED or fully open, but the UCC is able to show No power, CLOSED, 1/3 opened, 2/3 opened and fully opened.
It obviously needs some more tweakings but it works great already
There's only one thing bothering me, it shows the NO POWER (///) indication for too long while closing but we are working on that.
And here are some more videos:
1/ The CMDS counter in action: http://www.ravico.com/ST/cockpit/ucc/UCC_cmds_web.wmv
2/ the speedbrake indicator and the second magnetic switch installed:http://www.ravico.com/ST/cockpit/ucc/UCC_brakes_web.wmv
That's for the parking brakes.
last week while doing a multiplayer ramp start, I screwed up big time by not pulling the throttle back to idle and the RPM being above 80% the jet started moving forward... I was head down in the cockpit and didn't realize until a squad member screamed at me
Now, at least, i'll hear the parking brake snapping off :wink:
I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Sharknoir who works very hard on the UCC altough having a busy schedule at work (and a family as well), he never ceases to amazes me and always tries to implement to scary things we ask
The UCC is evolving slowly and all the team wishes to start distriuting those asap, but we want it to be perfect as well.
Sharknoir is the guy bringing that perfection
Thanks buddy :!:
If my (and soon ours) cockpit is so lovely, that's because of you